1791 Johnson and Dalton Map of the Ancholme River in Lincolnshire, England

Ancholme-johnsondalton-1791
$1,000.00
A Plan of the Level of Ancholme in the County of Lincoln. As Survey'd in the Years 1767 and 1768 by E. Johnson and J. Dickinson.
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1791 Johnson and Dalton Map of the Ancholme River in Lincolnshire, England

Ancholme-johnsondalton-1791

A map of the flood plain surrounding the Ancholme River in Lincolnshire, England.
$1,000.00

Title


A Plan of the Level of Ancholme in the County of Lincoln. As Survey'd in the Years 1767 and 1768 by E. Johnson and J. Dickinson.
  1891 (dated)    15 x 66 in (38.1 x 167.64 cm)     1 : 19800

Description


This is a 1791 E. Johnson and I. Dalton map of the Ancholme River in Lincolnshire, England. The map depicts the region from Winteringham Lordship to Glentham. Both the Old River Ancholme and the New River are illustrated. While the history of why the new river was created, it appears that the Ancholme flooded regularly, creating serious problems for the farmers and other landowners in the lowlands around the River. As all the highlands in the area are noted by shading the area green, it is evident that, if the Ancholme did flood on a fairly regular basis, a large majority of landowners who were farming in the vicinity were at risk of losing their crop. Myriad plots of land are illustrated and labeled numerically all along the length of the river, along with several drains and dykes.
Census and Publication History
This map was originally laid down by E. Johnson and J. Dickinson after they had completed their survey in 1768. E. Johnson and I. Dalton reduced the map for this publication in 1791, which was engraved by John Cary. We have been unable to locate any examples of this map in institutional collections and have only been able to trace two instances where it appeared on the private market in recent years.

Condition


Very good. Two sheets joined near center. Wear along created centerfold. Blank on verso.

References


British National Archives YARB 4/25/1-3.
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